Student Spotlights & Schoolbits!
Every month we compile a list of students doing great things across the River Region. We have so many talented students in our area. River Region Parents joins with their families and schools to celebrate their achievements!
PES Holds Polar Express Day
Prattville Elementary enjoyed Polar Express Day as they geared up for the Christmas holidays.
Prattville Students Win Poster Contest
Prattville Intermediate School students Kailey Harrell, left, and Natalie Cornett, right, are shown with Autauga County Schools Superintendent Tim Tidmore. The girls placed first and second at the Farm City poster contest.
PCA’s Adkins Earns Opportunity to March In Macy’s Parade
Prattville Christian Academy senior Annabelle Adkins was selected to twirl in this year’s Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade as a part of Macy’s Great American Marching Band. This honor band recognizes 225 of the finest high school musicians and dancers from across the country. She marched for nearly three million spectators lining the streets of NYC and more than 50 million television viewers.
Prattville Holds Poster Contest
Prattville Intermediate School held its inaugural anti-bullying poster contest. Shown are the individual student winners.
City Honors Prattville Primary Class
The City of Prattville honored Mrs. Cook’s class of Prattville Primary for 2nd place at the Parade of Pumpkins. The students were rewarded with a treat from Frios.
Prescott Named PJHS Cat of the Year
Prattville Junior High seventh-grade science teacher Mrs. Prescott has been named the PJHS Teacher of the Year. With a heart for students and a passion for science, she exudes all the right things about education.
PCA’s Powerhouse Point Guard Signs to Play with Faulkner
Ella Jane Connell, a Prattville Christian Academy point guard and the Alabama High School Athletic Association’s 2021 3A Player of the Year, declared her intent to play basketball collegiately after signing with Reed Sutton and the Faulkner University Eagles in Montgomery. She is only the third student-athlete in PCA’s basketball program to sign with a four-year athletic program.
Connell holds the school record for number of assists at 502 and counting and is closing in on several other records as she plays out her senior season. Connell has elevated the girls’ basketball program during her varsity career. The Lady Panthers finished last season as 3A State Champions and are working to get back to the top again this year as PCA was 14-0 on the season at this writing.
PCA’s Swim Team Breaks New School Records
PCA’s swim team brought home new school records and a program first from the AHSAA 1A-5A State Swim Meet at Auburn University. Austyn McGregor ’24 placed third in the 500 yard freestyle event and fourth in the 100 yard breaststroke. Cooper Osborne ‘24 placed 11th overall in the 100 yard breaststroke, and the boys’ 200 yard medley relay team and 400 yard freestyle relay teams placed seventh and fifth respectively.
McGregor made school history by becoming the first student-athlete to medal in the top three swimmers during the state competition. PCA’s swim team performed so well that all finishes were new school records! The team and individual performances were fast enough for PCA to place sixth overall in the state meet with a young team who is already putting in the work ahead of next year’s season.
PJHS Student Places in Essay Contest
Prattville Junior High student Lillian Robbins won second place in the Alabama Farm City Essay Contest. Her teacher, Mrs. Lucas, does a phenomenal job teaching students and applauding their creative efforts.
Lady Cats Finish Record Season
The Prattville Junior High girls’ basketball season ended its season with a record 644 points! These ladies worked hard and overcame obstacles to accomplish an amazing season.
Prattville Public Works Visits PPS
Ms. Dupree’s class at Prattville Primary School had a surprise visit from the Prattville Public Works department. The department spread happiness with their 12 days of giving. All the students received a miniature trash can and were able to view the city trash truck. Prattville Primary loves its partnership with the City of Prattville.
Prattville Primary Visits Tree Farm
The pre-K students from Mrs. Langham and Mrs. Taylor’s class at Prattville Primary took a field trip to Wadsworth Christmas Tree Farm. They enjoyed a hayride, s’mores and even cut down a tree for their classroom.
PJHS Band Performs for Prattville Intermediate
Students at Prattville Intermediate School enjoyed listening to the Prattville Junior High Band perform several Christmas favorites.
PCA Senior Signs Softball Scholarship
Jersee Carter, a member of this year’s senior class at Prattville Christian Academy, signed a Letter of Intent to play softball with Chipola Athletics in Marianna, Fla. She will begin her collegiate career alongside a former PCA teammate who joined the Indians this season.